oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - The species of the asterolecanii-group of Metaphycus Mercet (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) from South Africa with notes on some extralimital species
|Article Title||The species of the asterolecanii-group of Metaphycus Mercet (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) from South Africa with notes on some extralimital species|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Journal||Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Plant Protection Research Institute, Pretoria.|
|Publication Date||Mar 1981|
|Pages||01 - 68|
This paper continues a series revising the South African and Ethiopian species of the bothriothoracine genus Metaphycus Mercet, 1917; the other papers in the series may be found in Annecke & Mynhardt (1971, 1972, 1979), Annecke & Insley (1971) and Annecke & Prinsloo (1977). The species of the group dealt with here all have the maxillary and labial palpi each with two segments, and belong in what Compere & Annecke (1960) called the 'hederaceus-group' of Metaphycus, a group of species named after the old M. hederaceus (Westwood 1837). Graham (1969) showed that this name was untenable, for Westwood's hederaceus belongs not to Metaphycus but to Aphycus Mayr.
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